Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, with over 300 million speakers in Latin America, Spain, and the U.S. The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers five degrees in Spanish at the graduate and undergraduate levels:
- BA in Spanish
- BA in Spanish with K-12 Teacher Licensure
- MA in Spanish
- Combined BA/MA in Spanish
- Post-Baccalaureate Program in Hispanic Studies
We also offer a minor in Spanish. Many of our majors complete an interdisciplinary minor related to their major, including minors in European Studies, Latin American Studies, and Post-Colonial Studies.
We have faculty scholars who teach in all areas of Spanish, including courses in Hispanic Linguistics, Latin American Literatures and Cultural Studies, Pedagogy, Spanish Film, Spanish Literatures and Cultural Studies, and US Latino Studies. This diverse faculty is dedicated to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and community outreach. A wide range of interests reflects the program's diversity in purpose and desire to satisfy a variety of student needs and career goals. The program's activity beyond the university community is reflected by the partnership with the Cape Fear Foreign Language Collaborative, various faculty-led study abroad programs, internship opportunities in the region and abroad, as well as outreach to public schools and various non-profits in the region.
In addition, we offer two tracks of language study for those starting or continuing their studies of the Spanish language:
- Spanish for Non-Natives for those who grew up speaking a language other than Spanish in their home.
- Spanish for Bilinguals for those who grew up speaking Spanish (or Spanish and English) in their home.
In order to determine which track and course you should enroll in, visit the Placement Exam page for more information.
Dr. Brian Chandler, Spanish Graduate Programs (500 level)
Dr. Ariana Mrak, Spanish Section (300 and 400 levels)
Dr. L.J. Randolph, B.A. in Spanish with K-12 Teacher Licensure Program
Dr. Ariana Mrak, Spanish for Bilingual Speakers Program
Dr. Ashlee Balena, Lower Division Spanish Program (100 and 200 levels)